A gelli print deli paper was glued onto the page. You can see this paper and others on my pages here. Printed copyright free images of Frida; trimmed. I added a gelli print dress to one and stencilled it with embossing paste (Dreamweaver Stencils) mixed with several gold acrylic paints. Images were outlined on the page for placement then removed so I could stencil areas of the background using a wall stencil by Momenta (purchased at AC Moore). The stencil on the dress was purchased at Hobby Lobby but I no longer have the packet with the info. Once all was dry I glued the images down and words down, smudged edges with charcoal pencil. The page was further embellished with some doodling using Signo uni-ball pens in black and red, and stickers from Mrs. Grossman's, Paper House Productions, and Frances Meyer Inc.
Linking to these fabulous places: Art Journal Every Day; Art Journal Journey (Frida theme); Mix It Monthly (Crazy dresses theme); Mixed Media Monthly (use stencils and paste); and Paint Party Friday!
PS- Mixed Media Monthly is a new challenge blog with a new theme -and prizes - each month. Please DO check them out-the DT projects are really gorgeous!!
Up next is a page from my Draw Your Awesome Year Journal (class info at top of sidebar):
This was from a drawing lesson about using photographs of flowers and incorporating several techniques to sketch them. I painted them with my Peerless watercolors. This is the second page I did using this lesson (you can see the first page here) because I do love flowers and the techniques used to help me draw better images! I actually think I could fill a book doing just these :) However, I need to keep practicing and working on other lessons in order to grow.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and for leaving your encouraging comments! I'll be making the rounds to visit you soon.
Oh, if you are interested in healthy and yummy recipes check out my "Recipes" page at the top where I have links to photos and the recipes for you to copy. Generally I have been posting them in Tuesday posts.
"I paint flowers so they will not die. " Frida Kahlo